Friday, August 28, 2015

Khus Khus Payasam / Poppy seeds pudding

Wishing a very Happy Onam to all my readers..
Here goes my special recipe for this Onam... Khus khus payasam.. Give it a try and you are sure to enjoy the outcome!


  1. Poppy seeds/Khus khus - 3 tbs
  2. Basmati/Soon masoori rice - 3 tbs
  3. Cashew nuts - 3 tbs + 1 tbs
  4. Cardamom - 2
  5. Milk - 1.25 ltr
  6. Sugar - 1 cup
  7. Saffron - 1/4 tsp
  8. Ghee - 1 tbs
  9. Raisins - 1 tbs


  1. Dry roast poppy seeds, rice and cardamom in medium heat.
  2. Before the poppy seeds color change take the mixture off from stove and grind it along with cashew nuts(mixture need not be very fine)
  3. In a thick bottomed pan, mix the above mixture and half of the milk
  4. Heat the pan and cook the mixture in medium flame
  5. When the mixture starts to boil, add rest of the milk and saffron to it
  6. Stir the payasm in between so that it doesn't get burned at the bottom and sides
  7. As payasam starts to thicken, stir it in every 1-2 minutes
  8. When payasam reaches required consistency, switch off the flame and stir it continuously for some time, about 5 minutes
  9. Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and then raisins in it and add it to payasam.


  • It took me around 45-50 minutes to cook payasam and reach the thick payasam consisitency
  • Never leave payasam unattended

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